During summers in college, Athens was a ghost town. When we weren’t taking summer classes, working, or taking advantage of the discounted drink prices downtown, my friends and I would bake delicious desserts. This one is easy to make and is relatively healthy, since it’s topped with fruit. Normally, I make cookie dough from scratch, but for simplicity’s sake, I use pre-made dough for this recipe. Note: you can use whatever fruits you like, if you don’t like the ones in my recipe.
Fruit pizza with a sugar cookie crust
Adapted from this Pillsbury recipe
Makes one pizza, between 8-12 slices, depending on how large you make each slice
Prep time: about 20 minutes
Baking time: 12-18 minutes; Cooling time: 10 minutes
Decorating time: 5-10 minutes
Chilling time: 15 minutes to an hour (we were never able to wait longer than 15 minutes before digging in, but it didn’t taste less awesome)
Fruit pizza with a sugar cookie crust.
Ingredients & supplies:
1 roll of sugar cookie dough (I use Pillsbury)
1 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese (I use 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 of a kiwi, peeled and sliced
10 strawberries, hulled & halved
1/2 cup of blackberries
1 banana, sliced
1 pizza pan
plain cooking spray or butter to grease pan
small bowl to mix cream cheese “sauce” in and spatula to do mixing
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease pizza pan with cooking spray. Spread sugar cookie dough evenly onto pan. Bake for 12-18 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Cool for 10 minutes.
While the sugar cookie crust is baking, mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until fully incorporated. (I use a spatula, not a whisk when mixing this, as cream cheese tends to get stuck in a whisk.)
After the sugar cookie crust has cooled, spread the cream cheese onto crust.
Decorate the pizza with the banana, strawberries, kiwi, and blackberries. Enjoy!